Fresh Cut with Jill Manson

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Fresh Cut is an inspiring floral show that takes viewers on a South African floral journey. Each episode revolves around a theme and brings relevant information and inspirational floral designs to you. Join floral communications expert, Jill Manson, as she meets the farmers who grow some of South Africa’s most spectacular blooms, goes behind the scenes at the flower market and brings you tips and floral arrangements that you can recreate at home.

Episode 1

On this episode of Fresh Cut, Jill takes a look at how flowers have inspired Kelly Higgs, a decorative botanical artist to create works of art that are uniquely different. Then she shows you how to be inspired by floral artworks as well as how to style terrariums with fresh flowers to bring colour to your surroundings.

Episode 2

On this episode of Fresh Cut, Jill chats to a décor consultant who draws her home décor inspiration from the farm that she grew up on. Jill in turn is inspired by the spaces within this home to create stunning floral arrangements for the kitchen and bathroom.

Episode 3

On this episode of Fresh Cut, Jill visits home décor experts to find out how we can use wallpaper, colours and other accessories to enhance our homes. Then Jill will show you how to match flowers to fabrics by creating a couple of stylish floral arrangements.

Episode 4

This week on Fresh Cut, Jill visits the home of floral artist and upcyling champion, Bev Fraser, for some creative inspiration on ways to give new life to old things. Jill then shows you a few great ideas as to how you can incorporate upcycled items into your own floral designs.

Episode 5

Jill is out in the bush foraging for organic materials to create a rustic work of Art. She then creates a vibrant floral arrangement for a Posh Braai as well as a plant inspired serviette ring.

Episode 6

Today’s show is all about gifting your loved ones with floral inspired delights. Jill shows you how to style flowers in a bag for a friend, puts together a designer spa gift and creates a gentleman’s gift with a floral touch.

Episode 7

In this episode Jill teaches the gentle art of minimal styling, bringing an African inspired Zen feel. Using interesting containers and just a few beautiful blooms, learn how less really can be more when it comes to making floral statements.

Episode 8

Jill visits the Belles Gables restaurant to find out how they use flowers as part of their food presentation. She also shows you how to make a garland, flower ice, a fun set piece for a party and an unusual colour scheme of flowers to complement the dramatic interiors of the restaurant
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Episode 9

On this episode of Fresh Cut; we are finding out about the qualities and benefits of healing flowers.
Jill creates a floral arrangement with lavender, geraniums and a whole host of healing flowers for the home or to as a gift. She then styles different types of Proteas in an unusual vase for maximum effect.

Episode 10

On this episode of Fresh Cut: we explore the concept of modern contemporary floral styling. Jill visits the Forum Homini Boutique hotel at the Cradle of Humankind for inspiration as she sets out creating two amazing designs that best showcase the contemporary/modern style with an African touch.

Episode 11

Today Jill is creating classic flowers for classic interiors. The Hoeveld house boutique hotel provides the perfect venue for this type floral styling.

Episode 12

On this episode of Fresh Cut; Jill is bringing flower magic to a high tea. For this special occasion, she has chosen two distinct floral styling ideas that do not distract from setting but rather enhance the space.

Episode 13

Jill shows you how to spice up your outdoor entertaining with flowers and other bits collected from nature. She also teams up with a food and floral stylist to  create a centre piece for a rustic setting.

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